Government Shutdown Will Derail Insect Science

Annapolis, MD; September 28, 2023—As the threat of a federal government shutdown looms, Americans rightly worry about the loss of critical services and operations that federal agencies carry out for the public every day—and scientific research is no exception. On behalf of insect scientists working in educational institutions, health agencies, private industry, and government, the Entomological Society of America urges our leaders in Washington, DC, to keep the U.S. government working effectively and efficiently, and without interruption.

Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative

Graduate Students and Postdocs in Entomology: Are you looking for tools and training to make yourself stand out as you look for the next step in your career?  Are you interested in learning more about career opportunities outside academia with a degree in entomology?

ESA Science Policy News: November 5, 2019

ESA leads efforts to support TICK Act, responds to federal requests for information on the bioeconomy and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research strategic plan, and more.

ESA Position Statements

To advance and maintain the honor and dignity of the profession, the Entomological Society of America has authored and established position statements on a wide range of subjects. View ESA's position statements.

ESA Science Policy News: March 6, 2018

ESA signs on to Coalition for National Science Funding advocacy letter, five ESA recommendations appointed to HHS Tick-Borne Disease Working Group Subcommittees, ESA launches development of new position statement on global climate change, and more.

ESA Science Policy News: February 5, 2018

ESA Science Policy Committee working on fact sheet on Bacillus thuringiensis and position statement on science communication, DOI Invasive Species Advisory Committee releases request for nominations, and more.


ESA Liaison to the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs

The ESA supports a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Liaison to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP). The SME represents the breadth of ESA’s membership to EPA-OPP and provides critical input on topics such as the clarity of labels, guidelines for efficacy testing of pesticides on various arthropods, utility of label mitigations, spray drift, invasive arthropod species, insecticide resistance, and the role of insecticides in integrated pest management.

ESA Science Policy News: October 3, 2017

ESA meets with Congressional committee staff to discuss Farm Bill priorities, ESA's Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section hosts Science Policy Field Tour, ESA provides feedback to EPA on registration of Wolbachia as biopesticide, and more.